The Gavin Foundation operates two youth recovery homes for teens coping with addiction: one for males and one for females. The six month residential program consists of three phases with sixteen young men and fourteen young women between the ages of 16 and 20. Each year, Cushing House serves close to 100 youth and their families.
The Cushing House programs promote healing in family relationships by providing groups for parents and opportunities for families to socialize with each other, and other families in the program. Most residents are diagnosed with moderate to severe substance use disorders, and have difficulty in school and at home. Some are involved with the criminal justice system.
Cushing House promotes self-care, self-reliance and community responsibility through structured activities and the experience of living in a residential setting. Although both use a similar structure, gender specific groups and activities are included in the programs. Psycho-educational and recovery support groups are primary tools, teaching about the nature of addiction, and the practice and principles of recovery. Residents of our youth recovery homes are expected to participate in life skills training including cooking, cleaning and other chores.
Cushing House Brochure
Program Director Boys
Intake Coordinator Boys
Program Director Girls
Intake Coordinator Girls
Both Cushing House programs are licensed as residential rehabilitation programs for adolescents by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health. View the Massachusetts Youth and Young Adult Substance Abuse Services website to learn more about resources for youth in recovery.